Acting Museums Board Chairman Jon Lane and central director candidate William Brost. Joshua Scheer photo.
(Lander, Wyo.) – The Fremont County Museums Board met with a second central director candidate today, culminating with a meet and greet at the Pioneer Museum in Lander.
William Brost, a Riverton resident, was present today to tour the facilities and be interviewed. If hired, he would be in charge of the county’s museums in Lander, Riverton and Dubois.
Brost said it was his love of history and leadership that led him to pursue the position. He said he’d like the museums to be more a part of the community, and he would use some of his marketing background to promote and sell the museums.
Noting the controversies surrounding the resignations and firings of past directors and board members, he said he’s been called “crazy” for pursuing the job, but he said he sees it as an opportunity. “Everything has to be transparent,” he said.
Brost is a native Oregonian and moved to the county several years ago with his Riverton-born-and-raised wife. Brost has a diverse background with the U.S. Army, a western American history degree. He is currently a freelance writer and editor, managing nine other writers on website dedicated to the New York Yankees. “I’m a little bit of everything,” he said.
When asked by Fremont County Commissioner Stephanie Kessler about his management background, Brost said that while in the Army he managed a $7 million quarterly budget.
Brost also fielded questions from the audience at the meet and greet about his heritage and management style. HE said he wants to hear the community’s concerns and work with them on helping “protecting and enjoying the story of Fremont County.”
Other candidates are being considered for the position, but meet and greets have not yet been scheduled. Last week Riverton-native John Woodward was interviewed.